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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: CUA applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: CUA, Faculty-Led Areas of Study: Italian
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Residence Hall
Minimum GPA: 2.8 Internship Available: No
Program Advisor: Robert Dowden On-Site Language Course Required: No
Credits: 3 Language Prerequisite: 000 - No language prerequisite
Academic Level: 1. Freshman
Program Description:
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First-Year Experience in Rome


From the wonders of Ancient Rome to the sweet buzzing of contemporary Roman society, the "Eternal City" is rich in history and culture unlike anywhere else in the world. The FYE Rome program offers students an introduction to the vibrant existence of the Italian capital and its role in the development of Western civilization. Students have the opportunity to experience and participate in the past, present, and perhaps future of one of humanity's greatest millennial cities.

FYE Rome 2017 Itinerary


CUA freshmen have the opportunity to conclude their First-Year Experience with this summer program in Rome. This three-week, three-credit course takes place in Rome, where students engage in experiential learning using the Eternal City as their classroom. Frequent site visits in Rome and weekend excursions around Italy form an essential part of the academic experience. All students participate in a three-credit humanities course taught by a CUA faculty, focusing on Italian life and culture.


The CUA Rome Center is located on via Garibaldi in a newly renovated building. Students will be housed in doubles, triples, or quads. A limited number of singles may be available upon request for an additional fee. Laundry and some meals are included. Home stays are not available during the summer.



CUA students applying to this program are strongly encouraged to pursue the First Year Experience in Rome Scholarship. A complete list of scholarships can be found here.
FYE Rome Students

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/13/2018 06/02/2018
NOTE: Dates are TBC. Students should not purchase flights based on these dates.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.